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Carolina Food Service Expands Loris, South Carolina, Operations

Carolina Food Service, a full-service food distribution company, will expand operations in Loris, South Carolina. The $3.7 million project is expected to create 71 jobs in Horry County.

The company is purchasing an additional nine acres within the Loris Commerce Park and adding 20,000 square feet to its existing facility.

“I am truly excited and beyond grateful for our Carolina Food Service family. All their hard work and relentless efforts have put us in an accelerated pace of growth. And, for closing in on accomplishing our goal of becoming a relevant player in the regional food service scene. Also, and just as important, is to recognize and appreciate the strong and favorable business environment provided by the state of South Carolina. To the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation, city of Loris, Horry County, South Carolina Department of Commerce, Governor McMaster, our deepest appreciation for all your support and for setting a healthy stage for businesses like ours to thrive,” said Carolina Food Service President and CEO Juan Serrato.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has awarded a $100,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Horry County to assist with costs of site preparation and building construction.

“We are excited that Carolina Food Service continues to find success in our state. South Carolina has an appetizing food distribution industry where companies can thrive, and Carolina Food Service is proof of that. We look forward to their continued growth in Horry County and the entire state of South Carolina,” added Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.

Founded in 2009, Carolina Food Service is a privately owned food distributor that services food establishments in North and South Carolina. Specializing in the Hispanic and Latino restaurants market, the company produces meats, condiments, spices, disposable goods and more.

“Carolina Food Service is a South Carolina agribusiness success story. Their latest commitment means more jobs and more opportunities for the people who make up our state’s largest industry,” South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers noted.

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